arsy-versy


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arsy-versy

(ˈɑːsɪˈvɜːsɪ)
adv
1. backwards or upside down
2. in reverse
[C16: from arse + Latin versus turned, modelled on compounds like hurly-burly]
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You read bottom line first Since he wrote all reversed-- He did every job arsy-versy A very odd poet was Percy